an•guishPronunciation: (ang'gwish), [key]
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain: the anguish of grief.
to inflict with distress, suffering, or pain.
to suffer, feel, or exhibit anguish: to anguish over the loss of a loved one.
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